Seale Ballenger will move to Disney Publishing on July 8 as publicity director. He has been director of marketing and publicity at Zola Books.
James MacNevin will join McGill-Queen’s University Press on August 1 as acquisitions editor. Most recently he was acquisitions editor at Canadian Scholars’ Press in Toronto.
Former Chicago Sun-Times books editor Henry Kisor reports on his blog that the newspaper will discontinue their books coverage. Kisor, who retired from his post at the paper in 2006 “at the beginning of the disaster,” writes: “I can’t say I was surprised. In fact, I’m amazed that authors and books lasted as long in the city’s struggling No. 2 paper as they did.”
Scholastic has posted the third of their new Harry Potter paperback covers, this one for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.